25 Feb 2009

U Stamp Card set

Isn't this a cute set! I signed up for the U Stamp Sale-A-Bration session and this is one of the projects. It uses the 'Raspberry Tart' DSP and the 'Pocket Silhouettes' stamp set. I especially like the card sized magazine holder with the delightful handle on the back. In fact you could make a whole series of sets for different occasions and they would look amazing filed on a shelf!
There's a new session coming up with U Stamp, you can scroll down my blog and look on the right hand side for their link. Check it out!

22 Feb 2009

I'm back!

I've been visiting my daughter and her family and had the joy of celebrating my youngest granddaughter's baptism! But now I'm back and ready to share... This card uses the new "Music Expressions" stamp set, Tempting Turquoise and Chocolate Chip cardstock and watercolour paper. The DSP is from the Parisian Breeze Specialty collection - yum! I coloured in the design with SU markers and then used my Versamark pen and Clear Embossing powder to give the violin a shiny finish (hard to tell I know!) I'll be trying different designs and colour schemes with this stamp in the future.


113718 Music Expressions, set of 2, $19.95 p. 116 2009 Spring & Summer IB&C

4 Feb 2009

New Stuff!!

My new catalogue order arrived at last! And I couldn't wait to try things out, so here are three cards that almost made themselves. Honestly - participating in challenges really gets your Mojo working!

This card is a combination of Backwoods and Nature Silhouettes stamp sets and the sentiment is from Celebrate Everything. I embossed the images in black in three different stages. I had to mask the cabin to make the fir trees grow 'behind' it, and I had to extend the grass. The background is done with pastels and while it's not exactly how I would like it, it looks better than plain white. The cardstock is Elegant Eggplant, So Saffron, and Whisper White. The hardware is from the silver Hodgepodge Hardware set, and attached to the natural Hemp Twine. Tying those knots was the hardest part of the whole card!

This next card is made for the SUDSOL Design Challeng #39. SUDSOL (Simply Unique Demonstrators Sharing Online) is a great place for ideas and inspiration. Demos can obtain a two week trail membership to find out for themselves (http://www.sudsol.org/). I really enjoy being a member.

Anyway, the challenge is 'Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue'

The old (but current) products are the cardstock in Kaft, Wisper White, and Chocolate Chip. The new is the Parisian Breeze DSP, the Friends 24-7 stamp set, and the Eyelet Border punch was used to fancy up the corners of the front cover. I borrowed the card sketch from Andrea Walford, and the Blue is the ribbon, DSP, and coloured flowers.

Last is this little girl birthday card. I tried to use as many new things as I could! (Does 'kid in a candy shop' come to mind?

The cardstock is Almost Amethyst and Pretty in Pink, the DSP is Tea Party (LOVE it!), the stamp set is A Kind Word, and the brad is one of the new Designer Brads Flower Assortment. Plus I used the Eyelet Border punch. (My new favourite punch)
So, now I'm going back to play some more!

1 Feb 2009


It's Sale-A-Bration time again at Stampin' Up!, and free product is what it's all about! Every year Stampin' Up! gives customers, hostesses and new demonstrators the opportunity to earn fantastic, FREE, limited-edition products they'll enjoy for years to come.

Here's how Sale-A-Bration works:

~Customers: When you spend $60 on Stampin' Up! merchandise, you'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration reward. There's no limit-for every $60 you spend, you can select another free Sale-A-Bration reward.

~Hostesses: When you host a workshop of at least $350 (before tax and shipping), you'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration reward in addition to all of the regular hostess benefits!

~Recruits: During Sale-A-Bration, anyone who joins as a demonstrator can choose any stamp set-a value of up to $56.95-from our current Idea Book and Catalog. Plus, for a limited time, get 15% off the price of the Starter Kit!

The Sale-A-Bration promotion starts today and runs through March 31st, so don't miss your chance to earn free products! Contact me today to book your workshop or learn more about this promotion.